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T-Shirt Quilt Revamped!

January 7, 2015 in Projects

tshirt quilt Happy 2015! T-shirt quilts are so cool and full of memories! Annnnd, you get to make great use of those old t-shirts you just can't bear to throw away! They may be a little time consuming to create (a really fun kind of time consuming, of course) but, they aren't too difficult to make! Back in November 2011, I posted a ...

Sassy Washcloth Tutorial

November 19, 2014 in Projects

IMG_3583 copy You may remember my post "Sew Over Anxiety" and I made some little washcloths to go with this gift for the facial masks. Here's the so super easy washcloth tutorial so you can make your own! You can, of course, buy some terrycloth from the fabric store. I cut mine 10" x 10", but, you can make them any size ...

Make a Cinch Backpack Bag with a T-Shirt!

November 3, 2014 in Projects

Cinch Bag copy Christmas is coming and these drawstring backpack bags (or cinch bags) make really great, personalized gifts! Did you know that Americans spend about $450 billion on Christmas gifts every year (resource here). I learned about an idea 2 years ago called Advent Conspiracy and it proposes the idea of celebrating Christmas differently by giving special, relational gifts and not spending ...

DIY Gathered Key Fob Tutorial

October 13, 2014 in Projects

IMG_3497 These adorable key fobs are really easy to sew! They make really great gifts, as well! Here's what you need for this key fob tutorial: 2 cut strips of fabric 15" by 2" (can be the same fabric or coordinating) 1 - 1.5" wide by 30-40" long strip of fabric (for the ruffle) 1 - 15" by 2" strip of an interfacing or I ...

Warm Lavender Aromatherapy Rice Bag Tutorial

September 12, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Warm Lavendar Aromatherapy Rice Bag Tutorial I was looking for some natural ways to relieve stress for a friend and remembered these awesome fabric tubes of warmth and relaxation. A friend of mine gave me a rice bag in college...and, I'm not sure where it went. They're so easy to make and smell so lovely! Lindsay Wilkes with The Cottage Mama has a tutorial for a ...

Aromatherapy Flower Pin Tutorial

September 11, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Aromatherapy Flower Pin I have some stressed out friends (sometimes myself included: read here) and am just starting to learn about the benefits of essential oils. Do you use essential oils? I have learned that lavender is a soothing/calming scent and have read that to calm you down or help you sleep, place a drop or 2 on the palm of your hands ...
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Serger Tray Tutorial

August 15, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Serger Tray Tutorial Hey y'all, I'm Melissa from Melly Sews, and today I'm going to show you how to sew this serger tray. I like to keep one below my serger to collect trimmings - I prefer this to a bag that hangs down. I can catch my trimmings and periodically dump them in the bigger wastebasket near me. To make your own, you'll ...
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Cloud Coaster Tutorial

August 7, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Cload Coaster Tutorial 'Every Cloud has a Silver Lining" Cloud Coasters with metallic thread by see kate sew   These coasters are so simple to make and perfect for a colorful party! Two layers of felt will protect your surfaces and a silver thread "lining" will keep optimistic vibes all around. Serve them with rainbow colored drinks for extra good luck!   Ready to make some? Here is what ...
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Back to School Projects

August 1, 2014 in Projects

Easy projects for Back To School. Happy first Friday! Heather here from The Sewing Loft back again to share some fun projects for you to stitch up! Summer is quickly coming to an end and it's time to start thinking about Back To School. (Not sure if I should insert a big "Woo Hoo" here or a "dang it's almost over!" but either way the clock is ticking!) Either way, to help ...

Simple Summer Dress Tutorial #2

July 16, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Simple Summer Dress #2 Looking for a dress tutorial that is sweet and simple? Look no further! I made this for my 3-year-old and with a few measurements you can make this for babies all the way to maybe 7 or 8 (just have to make sure you get the appropriate amount of fabric). Get your sewing machine ready and a serger is helpful too! Ok, to ...
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